Monday, August 30, 2010

Zen Monday: #110


Oh boy, it's Zen Monday, the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo's about.

I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And unless I absolutely must say something I stay out of the comments box to avoid influencing the discussion. 


There's no right or wrong. We're here to have fun. But I admit to some trepidation--surely I'm unleashing something awful with this one.

26 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

Thank goodness dogs can understand signs.

Speedway said...

Oh, how offal! Did Boz point out the sign is discriminatory, in that it presumes dogs would be the only offenders?

Margaret said...

Sometimes a dog's just gotta go. You know?

Pascal Jim said...

This sign posted for Dogs over six feet tall.

Pascal Jim said...

Further, who the hell used NAILS to pound this stupid sign into the tree??

On our street, which is a the busy route to the Rose Bowl, over the years, many signs had been posted on trees using nails, our neighborhood voices arose in protest of this practice.

Now, the interruption to our quality of life is the six hundred+ buses that travel our 36 feet wide street during major event days.

Sorry to be so steamed up, Monday's are not my best days...PJ

TheChieftess said...

Posting a no poop sign is the city's way of dealing with a slow economy...no need for poop bags!!!

pasadenapio said...

I suppose we could cite them for posting an illegal sign on a city-owned tree, but hey, it's Zen Monday so I'll give them a pass!

J+P said...

If Boz could get his butt that high off the ground, I'd put him on the Ed Sullivan show. If I had a TV. If Ed Sullivan were alive.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

one does wonder about the height of the sign - I posted one similar a few years ago - but what I see the woman wheeling the shopping trolly - she's so worried about the fact you've caught her in the act of stealing the trolly.

Jean Spitzer said...

(Great observation, Gerald.) The dog sign is bizarre--and apparently not in conformity with city ordinances; the situation is ironic.

Greg Sweet said...

Agave americana will get too big for that parkway, plus it wants sun.

I know - plant geek.

Greg Sweet said...

I would be very happy if my dog pooped little rabbit turds.

frazgo said...

Always look to the trees for guidance.

Mister Earl said...

I wonder if a "No Fruitflies" sign on fruit trees would cure that problem.

mark said...

Beware of dogs sitting in trees.

altadenahiker said...

My dog shits on the ground, so I guess we're ok.

Trish said...

took a look at this at first while sitting at the internist's office while waiting...and waiting for my appt. Pic loaded and all I could think was they are warning "don't scare the sh!t out of the dog"?. The dog looks a bit terrified!

and Greg is right---it'd be nice if dogs pooped in neat little rabbit pellets!

roofing nails? for a dog sign? obviously whomever attached it has never seen a tree weep sap from said nails...sigh

Speedway said...

Like Pascal Jim, I first noticed the nails - FOUR nails - to keep a sign forever attached to an innocent tree. Then I noticed how deformed the dog appears to be, back half corgi, front half doberman. No way that dog could walk properly. Ugly sign embarrasses the tree.

Virginia said...

I"m with Hiker, if your dog can climb a tree and take a big one off a limb.....more power to him. I'm thinking Boz is a slow mover so he's legal.
V

Ms M said...

So there are some dogs in Pasadena that climb large trees to do their duty? Maybe that's why the woman with the grocery cart looks so worried; she forgot to bring her umbrella....

Greg Sweet said...

I wish some people would learn that we have come down from the trees, and to deposit your waste - whatever it is - on the ground below you is no longer acceptable.

J+P said...

Nice fecal grouping by that painted cur, to boot. Hound's as much Makita as … oh, never mind …

Petrea said...

Here I was expecting a day of poo jokes and we got tree huggers instead. Believe me, I'm not disappointed.

Ann, does your comment mean that on Zen Monday we don't have to pay parking tickets either?

I don't know why a dog would choose this spot anyway. Those Agave Americanas have sharp points on them. (Thank you, plant geek.)

Clifford Beshers said...

Dog etcetera.

Susan Campisi said...

I'm glad I was late to this post so I was able to catch all the hilarious comments. Where is that sign, Petrea? Or is that a secret?

Petrea said...

Not a secret. It's on the north side of Orange Grove Avenue just east of Garfield. But if you go there remember what Mark said.